May 20, 2009

sacrificial TAMN

You know, e-BFF The Grays asked me a while back:

TAMN, we all know that being a mom means sacrifice. What is the biggest sacrifice you have had to make since your twinses were born?

Wow! It seriously does mean sacrifice but those of you who aren't me can't rilly understand it, so its way hard for me to explain it.

Depth is the best.

Reflected all over that Q for a while and am starting to realize {is that even a word?} that I sacrifice my bum off basicly all the time.

I mean, I'm not complaining, but I think my biggest sacrifice is just in all the little things and how they ad up, you know?

I mean, it's HARD having your mom and MIL live w/ you {love you guys! You are sooo darling and such kickA examples to me!!},
and its way hard always sleeping w/ ear plugs {bc it makes my teensy ears produce like double the wax, gross, I know}, and its hard always making room for diapers in my Target shopping cart amist the sassy lamps and picture frames.

Those kind of sacrifices I just never excpected.

And seriously, it's hard to be on this cruise for only five days bc if it weren't for Alivyiah and Tridger we would of taken at least ten. And bc of them, I had to schedule the cruise to overlap w/ the Bachelorette premier and now I'm WAY out of the loop!

But you know what, despite of everything, I can say that overall, weather I'm tired or not, and even thru the long nites and the shortened cruising and the poop stains on my Anthro sweaters, and even though I can't have my bangs as sassily long as I want bc I have to be able to see more now, and even though I don't have enough time to devote to making hideous headbands bc I'm busy asking people to fold laundry and make dinner, no matter what....

it's
so
worth
it.



Isn't it darling how deep and grown up I am now?

42 comments:

Sariah said...

Seriously TAMN, you HAVE grown so much. You are such an inspiration to the rest of us.

Elizabeth said...

Tamn, I used to say you knew you had entered the realm of responsible adulthood when you had your own health insurance policy...now i see being an adult is when you schedule (and sometimes sacrifice) your crusin time around the kids. You are sUcH A GrEaT ExAmPlE to me!!!!

Token Asian Friend said...

Good thing someone is watching your kids while you shop. Could you imagine having to fill your shopping cart with diapers and lamps and frames AND KIDS?

The Hills said...

OMG TAMN. You are so selfless!

shel7by said...

"even though I can't have my bangs as sassily long as I want bc I have to be able to see more now"

Ha ha ha. I just died and then buried myself in the backyard.

Kari said...

That was truly iNsPiRiNg! You are so sacrificial :)

{{hugs}}

Aunt Karen said...

I so admire you! You did not miss much on the bachelorette! There was not even any nuzzle happening, pretty boring stuff.

Janelle said...

Haha...is "realize" even a word? Love it!

amelia said...

"Sacrificial TAMN"? TAMN, have you seen "The Wrestler?" A big line from that movie is "Sacrificial Ram" (Ram is the main character's name). You know it's an R girl!

(Totally not judging and totally not admitting that I've seen it! Love you!)

The Boob Nazi said...

Poop stains on your anthro sweaters????? I AM NEVER HAVING CHILDREN!

Elise said...

TAMN. I just can't see you letting your twinners to poop on your Anthro sweaters. I mean, I no your so selfless and all, but frills. I'm your eBFF! Don't pretend that you don't hand the darlings over to the Mia Maids at the first sound of squirting. Seriously. I mean, there clothes are cheaper anyway.

Beth said...

Oh TAMN! What a great example of motherhood you are to us.

AnJilleen said...

Oh I'm soooo proud of you for sacrificing and giving soooooo much of yourself. To give up the sassy bangs is showing just how mature you are.

krissy said...

You know the totally true story about the boy who was born without ears, and suddenly the doctor found some "donor ears", and then he always wondered why his mom wore her hair long after that? You could be her.

Marisa said...

"realize {is that even a word?}"

that was beautiful :)

Jessie said...

This is the best thing I've seen on this site in months:

"....starting to realize {is that even a word?}"

WhiteEyebrows said...

I can feel myself getting dumber the more I read this.

Help Que and Brittany Adopt said...

To prepare for parenthood (when we adopt), I only read your blog. It has helped me SO MUCH. I already have a cruise booked.

kris and judd said...

YOU produce...earwax?
TMI!!!

Shayla said...

Awesome. Sooo worth it right!?
{I am so embarrassed! Are you literally taking sentences from my blog!? So funny when you say it, but really, I could die knowing I sound so dumb! ohhhhh jeez.}

Briana said...

hehehe!

Nicole said...

TAMN, you totally inspier me. Like, really. I hope to be half the awesome mommy u r.

Tiffany said...

You're going to be called as Relief Society president in about five minutes. Seriously.

Rach said...

Do you read all the same blogs I do? I swear I read the same deep insights almost daily from so many new moms.

Whoever is behind this, I love you.

Rach said...

No, seriously.

Scott and Jillian said...

The depth of your sacrifice astounds me. This blog cracks me up!

Stephanie said...

seriously.

Casey and Jeannie said...

Oh TAMN. Just when I thought you were the greatest role model on earth...

I find out you shop for home decor at Target.

*nose wrinkle*

Call me and we'll take a trip to Pier1.

Laurie S. said...

Tamn, I think you have a deep, dark secret. I think you hate 'hideous headbands' for baby girls. This isn't the first post I've noticed language like that.

{sorrowful head shake}
Why, Tamn, why?

Matt and Jennae Porter said...

This is honestly one of my favorite posts ever. how do you keep doing it, TAMN? "I can't keep my bangs as sassily long as I want bc I have to be able to see more now..." Seriously, hilarious!!

callie.bottero said...

"hideous headbands" BA HA HA HA THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT!!!!!!!

dharvey said...

But, TAMN, the world needs more hideiously ugly headbands for baby girls. I think you should keep making headbands. They could not be any uglyer than the ones I see on babys' head's every day. Ugh. Why must little girls go thru this crap. You know what I mean.

Lindsey said...

"Despite of everything."

How much do I love that one?! Very well done.

Ashley Ann said...

Oy TAMN, I LOVE THIS BLOG! I love how you just keep it real. And as intimedating as motherhood is, you show us how worth it it really is. It is so obvious that you have totally grown and matured. Only a super spritual mom would let her kids have tons of bonding time with thier grandmas and not keep them all to themselves. This way, they'll always be super excited to see you! And talk about sacrifice...no more long bangs! What's next??...Three inch heels, instead of four inch! There's no limit to your depth!

GladysIcanbee said...

"depth is best" choice!

whyimstillsingle said...

You CAN'T get prego while nursing so keep nuzzling away! Also, please keep blogging about nuzzling. Single people LOVE hearing about it.

Alex said...

@ Ashley Ann: "spritual". Ha ha. I'd seen it spelled some other way before.. that works better.

Laura said...

May be the best TAMN answer yet:
is realize even a word?
Only a 5-day cruise?
Busy asking people to fold laundry and make dinner.....
Srsly could go on but will just say: TAMN you rock!

Alanna said...

Whew-- for a split second when I saw the title of this post, I thought someone was going to sacrifice YOU! I literally almost died! So greatful you were just teaching us about your awesomeness! Thanks, TAMN!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

It is darling. But I'm so sorry about your bangs!

Michelle said...

I love it when shallow people get deep -- it's hilarious.

Not that I'm talking about you TAMN...this is another friend I know...

karthik said...

Best of luck